Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
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State Plant Regulatory OfficialJeff Vogel (785) 564-6698Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state's initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
State Survey CoordinatorLaurinda Ramonda 785-580-9194Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorShayne Galford (402) 434-2346Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
Pest Survey Specialist
Cherie Copeland (785) 228-6555Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
CORRECTION: APHIS Requests Public Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program
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APHIS Adds All of Arkansas and Shawnee County, Kansas, to the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Regulated Area
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APHIS Requests Public Comment Regarding Proposed Environmental Impact Statement for the Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program
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USDA Asks People to Check Their Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle During the Month of August
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Extension Plant Pathologist Advises To Be on Lookout for Wheat Stripe Rust Symptoms | News | University of Wyoming
Multimillion-dollar project using unmanned aerial systems to detect emerging pest insects, diseases in food crops - High Plains Journal: Ag News